A big false impression shared by many people is that living in an apartment makes having a garden impossible. Luckily this couldn’t be farther from the truth. You may have a very small apartment but, no matter what size it is, there are ways to have and grow a garden for your flowers and plants. Container gardening makes this more than possible. And so, what do you have to do to produce a beautiful, flourishing garden when you live in an apartment? What should you be doing to help yourself get the most success possible in the limited amount of space you have? We’ll discuss some tips and strategies to start you off on the right foot.
The bottom line is, if you live in an apartment, you will probably be limited to container gardening. So, what is container gardening? It’s pretty self-explanatory. You simply plant your garden in stand-alone containers, such as small boxes, tubs, 1/2 wine barrels, and the like. In order to keep track of what you’ve planted, it’s important to put some kind of label on each container. Just like with any garden, different plants have different needs. An easy way to track what kind of upkeep your individual plants need is to label them properly.
It IS Possible!
Buy some good quality grow lights for your plants. You might think that grow lights are only used for, shall we say, “certain” types of plant growers. In reality, if you don’t have a spot that has full sunlight access, your plants may need a grow light or two to thrive.
These lights help you grow your plants indoors and on balconies that are shady all day long. Brand new grow lights can sometimes be expensive but, if you search the thrift shops and garage sales or flea markets, you will probably find used ones that will work well for your garden.
If you’ve really checked out your home and there’s just no way you have room for even the smallest garden, ask around and see if there are any community gardens in your area. Ask around and find out how community gardens work in your location. Some of the options are paying a monthly fee for your plot or participating in a time share. Just consider the fact that you can easily have a wonderful outdoors garden – just like you dreamed about – without crowding out your living quarters with plants and all the stuff you need to take care of them. Your first choice might be to put a small garden in your apartment. However, if you truthfully evaluate that idea, and it just won’t work, don’t rule out being part of a community garden. Regardless of your space limitations, and any obstacles you might face, you still have numerous choices and solutions you can use to have your garden. It isn’t necessary to have a balcony or patio, either. Many beautiful gardens are grown completely indoors. The secret? Study up on indoor gardens, plan your space and plants in advance, and exercise some patience. You won’t plant a perfect garden with your first try. Just keep adjusting and your garden will be a success. A successful garden grows and adapts with you – as you try different approaches. It just requires some time and patience. So stop lamenting the fact that you don’t have a garden and start researching what you need to do.